The Fraser Institute

The Fraser Institute

December 02, 2008 10:00 ET

Media Advisory: Fraser Institute Wraps Up Fall Cocktail Series With Discussion on Property Rights and Tax Regimes on Aboriginal Lands

CALGARY, ALBERTA--(Marketwire - Dec. 2, 2008) - Join Dr. Tom Flanagan, senior fellow at the Fraser Institute, and C.T. (Manny) Jules, chief commissioner of the First Nations Tax Commission, for a discussion on property rights and tax regimes on aboriginal lands during the final evening of the Fraser Institute's fall cocktail series, Behind the Spin: Fraser @ Centini, on Thursday, December 4.

Flanagan has taught political science at the University of Calgary since 1968. Although he has published in several areas, he is best known as a scholar for his books on Louis Riel, the North-West rebellion, and aboriginal land claims.

Jules is a member of the Kamloops Indian Band. In 2006, he was appointed the chief commissioner of the First Nations Tax Commission. In this position, he leads one of the four First Nation institutions designed to provide First Nations with the practical tools available to other levels of government for modern fiscal management.

The Fraser Institute's Behind the Spin cocktail series offers a unique opportunity to discuss an array of issues with opinion-makers whose leadership on key topics informs the news and public debate. The series is hosted by well-known commentator Danielle Smith.

Interested media are invited to attend.

Date: Thursday, December 4, 2008
Time: 5:30 pm-7:30 pm (Program from 6:15 pm to 7:15 pm)
Location: Centini Restaurant and Lounge
160 - 8 Avenue SE, Calgary

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